“Food Hub” Public Meeting Wed. In Valpo
September 3, 2014 — A series of meetings sponsored by the Indiana Department of Agriculture and Purdue Extension Service is underway, including one today (Wednesday) in Valparaiso, that could help bring home-grown foods closer to consumers.
Purdue says “food hubs” enable the grower and consumer to connect more economically. The system can consist of retail space, processing, community kitchens and warehousing.
The local “food hub” meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m., in Room 120-A of the Porter County Administration Center on Indiana Avenue in Valparaiso.
The Indiana agriculture department is also conducting an online survey that’s part of a push to find ways to meet growing consumer demand for specialty crops like locally grown fruit and nuts.